Latest threat to “repair
attempts” under the California Lemon Law.
California, the words “repair attempt” represent the
definition of what constitutes a legal visit to the dealer’s
service department for warranty repairs under the California Lemon
“repair attempt” is created when a “Repair Order” has been
generated by the Service Advisor at the dealership. The newest
threat to consumers getting legal “repair attempts” is the
satellite systems found on many new vehicles. We can’t repeat
the trademarked names here, but you know what we mean. These
car-to-manufacturer “link-ups” allow a manufacturer to go into
various computer systems on your car (while you are talking to
them on the satellite system), and in some cases ERASE the
“SES”/CHECK ENGINE warning light or other warning lights on
your dashboard/instrument cluster, or at least the DTC’s
(Diagnostic Trouble Codes).
“satellite mobile workshop” by automobile manufacturer’s can
potentially minimize “repair attempts” under the lemon law by
negating your requirement to go into the dealership for repairs.
Depending upon the warning light that comes on, you can usually
simply drive to your nearest dealership and have repairs
facilitated – and get a Repair Order generated. If the warning
light causes drivability or safety issues, simply call the
manufacturers Roadside Assistance 800# and have the vehicle towed
in. Again, by towing-in you can generate a Repair Order.
more information on repair visits, please
call us at the toll-free number below.
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